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ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is a global society advancing human well-being through sustainable technology for the built environment. The Society and its more than 50,000 members worldwide focus on building systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, refrigeration and sustainability. Through research, standards writing, publishing, certification and continuing education, ASHRAE shapes tomorrow's built environment today.


Engineer

Are you looking to get involved in the development of building codes and standards for HVAC&R?  Do you enjoy working with volunteers?  Are you outgoing and diplomatic? ASHRAE seeks an Assistant Manager of Standards-Codes with a Bachelor’s Degree in engineering or a similar technical degree and at least 5 years experience.  Experience in the development or application of consensus standards or codes and editing technical documents is a plus.  Individuals with experience or knowledge in the development of consensus based standards and codes are desired.  Effective communication skills, good judgment and diplomacy are essential as this position interacts with outside committees and organizations.  This position requires domestic travel approximately three to four times per year.

In return for your skills, ASHRAE provides a flexible work schedule, competitive salaries, and fantastic company paid benefits including paid holidays, sick time, & vacation. We offer employee dental, vision, life, and disability insurance paid at 100% and employee medical is paid at 90%.  We have an outstanding 401k plan with a generous match, along with an employee assistance program, & participation in the public service loan forgiveness program.  Our non-smoking, net zero energy office is located in Peachtree Corners overlooking a lake on the new Greenway Path in Technology Park.

We invite you to check out our website at www.ashrae.org to learn more about us.  Let ASHRAE be the right place to share your skills and enhance your résumé.  Please send a cover letter and your résumé, along with your salary requirements to Attn: AMOS-Codes at hr@ashrae.org  No calls please. ASHRAE is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all ASHRAE staff must show proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19.


Senior Accounting Manager

ASHRAE has an immediate opening for a Senior Accounting Manager.  This position manages all accounting activities of to ensure compliance with generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”), corporate policies and external audits.  This position will manage the accounts receivable/payables function, payroll, monthly closing of accounts and preparation of reports in support of the financial statements.  The ideal candidate possesses leadership capabilities, solid operational and technical accounting background and works proactively to drive results.  This person is a self-starter, flexible, has a high level of integrity and is action and goal-oriented in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage the monthly financial close process, including ensuring all costs incurred are properly recorded, reviewing and entering journal entries, account balance reconciliations and report preparation, ensuring all month-end closing and financial reporting deadlines are met.
  • Provide staff training and handle personnel issues relating to staff conflicts, absenteeism, performance issues, etc. for a staff of four employees.
  • Monitors and analyzes department work to develop more efficient procedures and use of resources while maintaining a high level of accuracy. Advises staff regarding the handling of non-routine reporting transactions.
  • Assist in development and implementation of new procedures and features to enhance the workflow of the department and make recommendations.  Continued focus on improving system efficiencies and business practices.  Actively review and advise on financial/accounting processes.
  • Obtain and maintain a thorough understanding of the financial reporting and general ledger structure.  Responsible for hierarchy and scalability in chart of accounts and accuracy in the general ledger and financial statements and has ultimate authority over classification and booking of all transactions
  • Ensure accurate and timely Bank Compliance activities and reporting of monthly and quarterly financial information and year end close.
  • Assist in daily banking requirements and cash management.
  • Oversee accounts receivable and ensure the accurate and timely processing of positive pay transactions.
  • Responds timely to inquiries from the Director, and other organizational managers regarding financial results, special reporting requests.
  • Act as “administrator” for payroll and accounting software including security, software problems, and upgrades. Manages payroll staff accountant.
  • Design and maintain financial reports using a report writer
  • Prepare detailed journal entries and account analyses
  • Prepare summary feedback of financial statements variances to budget
  • Preparation of property tax return
  • Collaborate with and be the primary contact and support for auditors in annual audit and tax returns for ASHRAE and Foundation.
  • Supervise storage of documentation and reports

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS

This position reports to the Director of Finance and Administrative Services, has contact with all levels of staff, outside groups, auditors, bankers and special project organizations.

JOB SPECIFICATIONS

  • Bachelors’ degree in Accounting, strong Microsoft skills, including Word and Excel.
  • Minimum of five years’ work experience as an Accounting Manager
  • CPA preferred
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Fund accounting/Not for Profit experience preferred
  • MS Dynamics GP Accounting or other mid-to large Accounting software experience required
  • Proficient with GAAP
  • Strong interpersonal, supervisory and customer service skills required. Ability to multi-task, work under pressure and meet deadlines required.

BENEFITS

In return for your skills, ASHRAE provides a flexible work schedule, competitive salaries, and fantastic company paid benefits including paid holidays, sick time, & vacation. We offer employee dental, vision, life, and disability insurance paid at 100% and employee medical is paid at 90%.  We have an outstanding 401k plan with a generous match, along with an employee assistance program, & participation in the public service loan forgiveness program.  Our non-smoking, net zero energy office is located in Peachtree Corners overlooking a lake on the new Greenway Path in Technology Park.

We invite you to check out our website at www.ashrae.org to learn more about us. Let ASHRAE be the right place to share your skills and enhance your résumé. Please send a cover letter and your résumé, along with your salary requirements to Attn: Sr. Accounting Manager at hr@ashrae.orgNo calls please. ASHRAE is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all ASHRAE staff must show proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19.


Web Programming Specialist

ASHRAE needs a full-time web developer to work with the IT development team to update, maintain and create applications used throughout the organization. Must be very comfortable working with PHP, MySQL, C# and MS SQL. This position requires moderate experience. This position is responsible for coordinating with staff and peers as needed to fulfill application requests and changes. These requests can be for modifications to existing systems or ground-up development projects. The development group is a small team and so there are opportunities to help in other areas of development and improvement of existing processes. We encourage open thinking and collaboration on projects to move ASHRAE forward.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Maintain legacy PHP/MySQL based solutions.
  • Work with development team to migrate existing legacy PHP solutions to C# based solutions where applicable.
  • Work with staff to understand requirements of a project.
  • Provide solutions to challenging business rules/requirements.
  • Work with development team on projects using C# and other languages
  • Respond to helpdesk requests pertaining to issues with applications, forms, or our AMS (netForum).
  • Document processes, programs and reports.
  • Additional duties as assigned by Assistant Manager – Software Development.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Proficiency writing SQL queries and stored procedures required.
  • Proficiency in PHP required
  • Proficiency in MySQL required
  • Proficiency in C# (ASP.Net/MVC/Winforms/Consile) required
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Prior experience working a membership-based organization a plus

ASHRAE’s mission is “To advance the arts and sciences of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world”. If this aligns with your interests and values, we invite you to apply. Please note: All employees must show proof of COVID vaccination.

In return for your skills, ASHRAE provides a flexible telecommuting/onsite work schedule, competitive salaries, and excellent company paid benefits including paid holidays, sick time, & vacation. We offer employee dental, vision, life, and disability insurance paid at 100% and employee medical is paid at 90%.  We have an outstanding 401k plan with a generous match, an employee assistance program, and free onsite parking. 

Our new net-zero energy, environmentally friendly, non-smoking office is located in Peachtree Corners overlooking a lake along the new Greenway Path in Technology Park. We invite you to check out our website at www.ashrae.org to learn more about us.  ASHRAE was founded over 125 years ago and offers a stable work environment. Let ASHRAE be the right place to share your skills and enhance your résumé.  Please send your résumé along with salary requirements directly to hr@ashrae.org. Subject line MUST INCLUDE: Web Programming Specialist.  No calls please. 


Manager of Federal Government Affairs

ASHRAE has an immediate opening for a Manager of Federal Government Affairs. This position is responsible for the full portfolio of federal legislative, regulatory and policy issues affecting ASHRAE. This individual will be responsible for preparing summaries of these federal issues for ASHRAE members and other audiences, drafting statements and supporting information that could be used for education and advocacy purposes (e.g., letters, testimony, fact sheets, talking points, presentations), and managing federal government affairs information on the ASHRAE website. In addition, this position will be responsible for attending and organizing meetings with Congressional staff, Congressional briefings, and other coalition meetings, and assisting the Director of Government Affairs in establishing and building relationships with government officials and pertinent industry groups. This position reports to the Director of Government Affairs, who is a member of the senior staff team.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Research, track, and monitor the activities of the U.S. Congress, Federal agencies, as well as those of pertinent non-government organizations (e.g., AHRI, ICC, ANSI, BOMA, NEMA) and prepare regular updates for members and staff.
  2. Prepare and issue written materials (articles, newsletters, web site updates, position statements) that convey important legislation and policy information being considered that would affect ASHRAE members.
  3. Assist in the development of legislation, legislative report language, and related documents and correspondence to be used in the U.S. Congress to aid in legislative development and outcomes aligned with the mission of ASHRAE.
  4. Assist with development and implementation of the Society’s annual Public Policy Priorities with respect to Federal Affairs in support of the Director of Government Affairs, Government Affairs Committee and other relevant Society committees.
  5. Serve as a staff liaison to relevant subcommittees of the Government Affairs Committee.
  6. As directed, participate in relevant stakeholder coalitions and build relationships with organizations aligned with the mission of ASHRAE. This may involve attending meetings and conference calls, coordinating meetings, negotiating language in letters, statements and press releases.
  7. Facilitate developing ASHRAE responses to Federal Register notices, working with ASHRAE headquarters staff, and coordinating comments from relevant volunteer committees.
  8. Interface with key staff members in all program areas within ASHRAE.
  9. Assist in the organization of local meetings for ASHRAE leadership.
  10. Serve as a resource to the Society regarding federal grant funding programs; provide information, research, analysis, written reports and recommendations as needed
  11. Perform other duties as requested, required, and appropriate.
  12. Some travel is required.

Qualifications

  • A well-grounded understanding of public policy and political processes.
  • A minimum of five years of U.S. Congressional experience (as a Hill staffer or in government affairs activities).  Candidates with more experience are preferred.
  • Familiarity with technology and policy issues involved with building technology, the built environment, sustainability, and related areas of interest to ASHRAE.
  • Knowledge of government, particularly federal agencies, procedures and personnel.
  • Excellent oral and written communication, including a proven record of accomplishment in communicating complex information in understandable terms to non-policy experts.
  • Strong organizational skills, ability to work effectively with others, be self-motivated, manage long- and short-term deadlines, ability to coordinate numerous projects at one time, and skilled at “managing-up.”
  • A strong sense of accountability and exemplary ethical standards.
  • Proficient with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Explorer, and ability to learn new software and virtual meeting platforms quickly.
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university, preferably in public policy, public administration or in a technical field.

Benefits

In return for your skills, ASHRAE provides a flexible work schedule, competitive salaries, and fantastic company paid benefits including paid holidays, sick time, & vacation. We offer employee dental, vision, life, and disability insurance paid at 100% and employee medical is paid at 90%.  We have an outstanding 401k plan with a generous match, along with an employee assistance program, & participation in the public service loan forgiveness program.  Our non-smoking office is located in downtown Washington, DC with access to two metro lines. 

We invite you to check out our website at www.ashrae.org to learn more about us.  Let ASHRAE be the right place to share your skills and enhance your résumé.  Please send a cover letter and your résumé, along with your salary requirements to Attn: Manager of Federal Govt Affairs at hr@ashrae.org  No calls please.

ASHRAE is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all ASHRAE staff must show proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19.


Assistant Editor

ASHRAE has an immediate opening for an Assistant Editor for ASHRAE Journal magazine and associated ASHRAE print, digital, and online publications. The Assistant Editor identifies, solicits, and produces editorial content for ASHRAE Journal’s publications and assists the editor, managing editor, and associate editors with administration.

Position requires bachelor’s degree, preferably in English or Journalism, and two years of experience in an editorial environment. We are looking for a team player with strong grammatical and language skills who is accurate and attentive to details. Technical and/or digital and online products background is a plus.

In return for your skills, ASHRAE provides a flexible work schedule, competitive salaries, and excellent company paid benefits including paid holidays, sick time, and vacation. We offer employee dental, vision, life, and disability insurance paid at 100% and employee medical is paid at 90%. We have an outstanding 401k plan with a generous match, an employee assistance program, and free parking. Our state of the art, environmentally friendly non-smoking office opened in October 2020 in Peachtree Corners overlooking a lake along the new Greenway Path in Technology Park.

We invite you to check out our website at www.ashrae.org to learn more about us. Let ASHRAE be the right place to share your skills and enhance your résumé. Please send your résumé along with salary requirements directly to hr@ashrae.org  Subject line MUST INCLUDE: Attn: Assistant Editor. No phone calls please.

ASHRAE is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all ASHRAE staff must show proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19.


Editor – ASHRAE Journal

ASHRAE has an immediate opening for the top editorial position responsible for our Journal.

This position creates editorial content for the periodicals comprising ASHRAE Media. This includes magazines and newsletters, digital editions, and associated web presences and tools. ASHRAE Media content is required to have high relevance and value for the practice of engineering related to building technology. In fulfilling this role, the editor enhances ASHRAE’s reputation as an indispensable resource for technological advancement by Society members and the industry at large.

Requirements include a minimum of a bachelor’s degree PLUS a minimum of 10 years magazine related experience. Magazine experience must include management responsibility for editorial workflow and editorial policy implementation. Staff management experience required along with ability to report on industry events. Travel is a requirement. Please review complete job description <HERE> before applying.

ASHRAE offers a competitive salary as well as an excellent benefits package including: Health, Dental, Life, Disability, 401k with generous match, Vision, Employee Assistance Program, remote work flexibility, and more. We have free parking at our new, net-zero energy headquarters building located near shopping and restaurants in Peachtree Corners, GA. ASHRAE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please reply with salary requirements to HR@ashrae.org Attn: Editor. No phone calls please.


Technical Editor – Special Publications

ASHRAE is seeking a detail-oriented individual to join the Special Publications department as a technical editor to assist in the timely publication of series and nonseries books and nonprint products. Responsibilities include copyediting, page layout, serving as project coordinator, and conducting quality assurance for print and electronic documents.

Successful candidates will demonstrate a mastery of grammar, punctuation, and spelling; have strong page layout skills and excellent attention to detail; and are capable of managing several types of projects—all with different requirements and timelines—simultaneously.

Responsibilities:

  • Edits manuscripts for clarity, correct grammar and spelling, correct technical jargon, proper style, and conformance with ASHRAE policy.
  • Prepares page layouts in Adobe FrameMaker either by using existing templates or occasionally by developing unique layouts.
  • Reviews manuscripts for both content (completeness, accuracy, appropriate language) and form (organization, visual design, usability) and suggests or makes the necessary improvements.
  • Defines project goals for authors that relate to content quantity, purpose, and organization; audience; deadlines; and publishing best practices.
  • Gives feedback and advice to authors, both in manuscript proofs and via email or phone communication.
  • Expresses ideas logically, clearly, and concisely and can provide guidance and encouragement to others in a tactful way.
  • May work under tight deadlines and therefore must be able to work effectively under pressure.
  • Maintains content accuracy for a number of department-specific webpages on www.ashrae.org.
  • Scans, converts, and edits graphic files as needed. May require simple tasks in Adobe Photoshop.
  • Assembles and develops material for electronic publications, including apps, DVDs, CDs, download-only publications, etc.
  • Designs or works with a graphic artist to design covers for publications.
  • May travel to ASHRAE Winter and/or Annual Conferences.

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in applied science, mathematics, engineering, or other related fields; English or Journalism degrees considered if combined with technical writing or editing experience
  • At least three years’ editorial experience
  • Good editing and writing skills, attention to detail, and comfort with technical material
  • Experience with desktop publishing software (willingness to learn and become proficient with Adobe FrameMaker is required)
  • Excellent organizational, project management, and task prioritization skills
  • Experience with development of online products or apps a plus

In return for your skills, ASHRAE provides a flexible work schedule, competitive salaries, and excellent company paid benefits including paid holidays, sick time, & vacation. We offer employee dental, vision, life, and disability insurance paid at 100% and employee medical is paid at 90%.  We have an outstanding 401k plan with a generous match, an employee assistance program, and free parking.  Our state of the art, environmentally friendly non-smoking office opened in October 2020 in Peachtree Corners overlooking a lake along the new Greenway Path in Technology Park.

We invite you to check out our website at www.ashrae.org to learn more about us.  Let ASHRAE be the right place to share your skills and enhance your résumé.  Please send your résumé along with salary requirements directly to hr@ashrae.org. Subject line MUST INCLUDE: Technical Editor.  No calls please.   EOE


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